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Streaming Veteran Jan Ozer Joins NETINT as ASIC Adoption Accelerates

I’m joining NETINT’s marketing team and will continue to write, speak, publish, and maintain and expand the courses at the Streaming Learning Center.  Vancouver, BC – August 8, 2022 – NETINT Technologies today, announced the hiring of Jan Ozer in the role of Senior Director, Video Technology Marketing. In this position, Ozer will lead industry benchmarking, technical validation, content creation, and the development of product …

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Adobe Premiere Pro Turns 30, Gets Facelift

Premiere Pro is an application that I use almost every day for course production and consulting. I’ve written books about it, created courses, and know every nook and cranny inside and out. After packing all the features one could possibly want into the program, Adobe is “reimagining” the interface to simplify operation for newbies. As I conclude in this article …

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Lesson of the Week: Displaying PowerPoint Slide Shows in a Window

Displaying PowerPoint slide shows in a window comes in handy for presenting in webinars and for screencam capture.  Like most of us out there, I’ve been using PowerPoint for about six thousand years. One feature I just learned, displaying slide shows in a window, comes in handy for two common use cases for me, presenting at webinars and recording 1920×1080 …

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How to Shine in a Zoom Webinar

My wife was watching a webinar for CME and there were two physicians with such picture perfect presentation that I just had to snap the image and comment. The list of what these two did right is lengthy and instructive. Both practiced perfect rule-of-thirds positioning, with their eyes about 1/3 down from the top of the frame. For this reason, their …

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Tools For Examining HEVC Bitstreams

A student of one of my courses recently asked, “I need a tool, which does the same job as BitrateViewer but for HEVC. Which tool do you use when you need to get some sort of a plot or just a list of bitrates per each second?” Great question. If you don’t know Bitrate Viewer, it’s a great way to …

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The State of CMAF: The Holy Grail or Just Another Format?

My article, The State of CMAF: The Holy Grail or Just Another Format?, just published on the Streaming Media website. Here’s the enticing intro: The holy grail of streaming is a single set of files that you can safely deliver to all target endpoints. The most likely candidate to help achieve this is the Common Media Application Format (CMAF). While …

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What is Streaming 2019?

At its most basic level, streaming media is the delivery of audio and video files from a server to a client over the internet or a cellular data network. The first streaming audio was delivered in 1995, while the first streaming video followed two years later; you can read more about the early history of the technology in the first …

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DASH Royalties Resurface in Three Law Suits

We’ve been following the story of DASH royalties since MPEG LA first announced the pool back in 2015. Recently, the pool stopped offering licenses, which seemed to cease any assertions of royalties. But as I just wrote about in Streaming Media magazine, one of the pool members, Helios Streaming along with Ideahub, sued Showtime, Vudu, and Crackle. Here’s the rough …

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What’s the Optimal Duration for Your Product Video?

Though I spend most of my time focusing on video production and encoding, I’m also fascinated by how organizations are actually using video in their day-to-day operations. So when Vidyard released their second annual Video in Business Benchmark Report (freely downloadable here) I had to give it a quick scan. Briefly, Vidyard is a video platform for business, and the …

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Download Handout – Multi-Distribution of Live Video

One of my three sessions at Streaming Media East. Here’s the description; link to handout below. Note: one issue that came up during the discussion was the ability for systems to handle multiple language and captions. After the presentation, I heard from a representative from Go Easy Live who stated, “As additional informational, I confirm that we are able to …

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